Chicago 12th District Police Station Art Commission

Deadline: July 26

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) invites Chicagoland-based professional artists to submit their qualifications for a public art commission on the triangle plaza directly across from the 12th District Police Station on the Near WestSide, sited between Blue Island Avenue, Racine, and 14th Place.


Finalists will be paid a $3,000 honorarium to develop proposals.

The artwork commission will be $177,000, inclusive of all costs and fees for the artist to execute the project from design, structural engineering, fabrication, site preparation, and installation.


Each artist or artist team must submit an entirely digital application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications should include:

Six (6) to ten (10) total images of past large-scale public art and infrastructure projects by the artist or the artist team’s lead artist(s).

One (1) video, edited to no more than two (2) minutes in length, may also be submitted but is not required.

Annotated Image List: An annotated image list that includes the title, media, year completed, dimensions, location (if site-specific)

Project budget (if applicable) timeline, and client or commissioning entity for each corresponding image.

If a video is submitted, please include two to three (2-3) sentences to describe its context.

If applying as an artist team, a list of key team members and their roles/affiliations.

A two- (2) page resume or curriculum vitae (CV).

If applying as an artist team, provide one resume or CV for each team member.

A one- (1) page letter of interest stating why the specific site of the Triangle Plaza across from the 12th District Police Station is meaningful and appropriate for the applicant’s work, as well as initial conceptual ideas.

Proof of Residence: PDF copy/ies of Artist’s/Team’s Illinois Driver’s License(s) or State of Illinois ID(s), including both the front and back sides.


Contact: Lydia Ross, Director of Public Art
(312) 744-7649